You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

French Director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli Dies

PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71.

Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971.

Bertuccelli’s other notable credits include “Docteur Francoise Gailland,” starring Annie Girardot as a reputable doctor with a hectic family life who learns she has cancer. Girardot won a Cesar award for her performance in 1976.

“Jean-Louis Bertuccelli was a filmmaker engaged in the general interest of his art. More than anything, he looked at the world around us in a sincere and political way,” stated the guild of authors, directors and producers  (ARP), of which Bertuccelli was a member.

The helmer’s daughter, Julie Bertuccelli, is a critically-hailed filmmaker, whose Charlotte Gainsbourg starrer “The Tree” closed the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.

More Film

  • avengers infinity war

    'Avengers: Infinity War' Heads to Monster $225+ Million Opening Weekend

    PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71. Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971. Bertuccelli’s […]

  • Denis O'Hare29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards,

    Film News Roundup: Denis O'Hare, John Early Join Mindy Kaling's Comedy 'Late Night'

    PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71. Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971. Bertuccelli’s […]

  • Oscars Placeholder

    Oscars: Academy Makes Key Changes in Documentary, Music and VFX Categories

    PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71. Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971. Bertuccelli’s […]

  • Benicio Del Toro'Sicario: Day of the

    Benicio Del Toro Teases 'Sicario' Sequel, Talks 'Avengers: Infinity War'

    PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71. Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971. Bertuccelli’s […]

  • avengers infinity war

    Film Review: 'Avengers: Infinity War'

    PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71. Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971. Bertuccelli’s […]

  • Samuel L. Jackson's Frozone Saves the

    'Incredibles 2': Samuel L. Jackson's Frozone Saves the Day in CinemaCon Footage

    PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71. Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971. Bertuccelli’s […]

  • solo a star wars story

    'Solo: A Star Wars Story' CinemaCon Footage Shows Han Meeting Lando

    PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71. Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971. Bertuccelli’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content